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Brazil: Justice Minister asks for US$200 million from Amazon Fund for security in the region

The Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Flávio Dino, asked on Thursday (18) for more than R$1 billion (US$200 million) from the Amazon Fund to increase security in the Amazon region.

The request was made during a meeting with the president of BNDES (National Bank of Economic and Social Development), Aloízio Mercadante.

The state-owned development bank is the fund's manager.

"I met with President Aloízio Mercadante and the entire BNDES team."

"We presented a common plan of the Ministry of Justice with the Ministry of Defense, aiming, above all, to expand the presence . . .

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